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CPTA Town Hall: GLAD

When: Wednesday, May 17
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Mount St. Mary's University
Donahue Center
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA  90007
United States
Presenter: Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Rick Katz, PT, DPT
Contact: Heather Pino
(916) 929-2782 x107

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This Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles District, is being held to get your input on issues of vital importance to your profession. CPTA President, Chris Powers will talk about the state of CPTA and its direction moving forward. Rick Katz, CPTA Director will discuss payment issues and how the political climate may affect PT services. Join us for this interactive meeting. Bring your questions about any physical therapy topic. We encourage ALL PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSIONALS to attend. This meeting has been approved for .15 CEUs.


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and networking
R.S.V.P. required at


Course Objectives:


Following this meeting, the participant will be able to:


1.    Learn how to best position yourself for participation in bundled payment models
2.    Become familiar with the use of the new Physical Therapy evaluation codes
3.    Understand the impact of Third Party Administrators on the payment and practice of physical therapy
4.     Learn the status of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on physical therapy



 Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA is the founder and owner of the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he is a Professor in the Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery within the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Powers received his Bachelors degree in Physical Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984, his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology in 1996 from USC. Dr. Powers did his post-doctoral training at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Powers is recognized nationally and internationally for his research related to the biomechanical causes of lower extremity injury. More specifically, he is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on knee injuries; in particular patellofemoral joint dysfunction and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Dr. Powers has published over 150 research articles and has received several awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopaedic Section, the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, the Dorothy Briggs Scientific Inquiry Award and the Helen J Hislop Award for contributions to professional literature. Dr. Powers is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He also is a member of the American Society for Biomechanics, American Society for Testing and Measures, and the North American Society for Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis. In addition, Dr. Powers is the current President of the California Physical Therapy Association and Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Richard S. Katz, PT, DPT, MA received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and obtained his Physical Therapy certification from a combined program at CSUN and UCLA. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from CSUN and his DPT from E.I.M. Institute in 2013. Rick worked as a physical therapist in both hospital and outpatient settings where he developed programs for Cardiac, Pulmonary and Stroke patients along with a Sports Injury Clinic and a Coaches Clinic. In addition he has held numerous elected and appointed positions at the national, state and local levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. He currently serves as Director of the CPTA Board, he is the Chairperson for CPTA’s Payment Policy Committee, member of the Finance Committee and Chairs the APTA Private Practice Section’s Vertical Integration Task Force. He is the recipient of the CPTA’s James McKillip Leadership Award, Clarence Hultgren Service Award and the Charles Magistro Service Award.
Rick recently merged his west coast business, Adient Physical Therapy, with ATI Physical Therapy where he works as a Vice President of Operations and Payer Contracting for the western region. Rick continues to perform direct patient care along with his management responsibilities.

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